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5E3 10" greenback

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by SacDAve, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. SacDAve

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    I put a 10” greenback in one of my 5E3’s. I had a 12” weber the amp sounded OK but not my best one. I think part of the problem the cabinet is made from Canary wood very dense wood I think that had a lot to do with the sound. With the 10” I’m liking the sound so far. Still haven’t been able to open it wide open. I built another 5E3 with a 12” green back it sounded really good (ply cab) That one I gave to friend for helping me paint the doors in our house. I believe the greenbacks are less efficient that the weber 12”. Next I take to my friends house were we can open it up.
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    Very nice cabinet. Did you notice a significant volume drop?
     
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    Beautiful cabinet!
     
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    Nice! I just put a 10" 16 ohm Hreenback in an old Kustom PA cab to run off of my 1 watt Marshall tube amp. The sound texture/voice of the amp is amazing compared to the original 8" Celestion factory speaker. The original combo sounds good, with the extension cab and Greenback I'm thrilled. I had no idea that the change could be so significant.
    Enjoy your set up.
     
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    Not really with the one had with the 12" greenback compared to a 12" weber 125125A, Jensen P12Q and Celestion Blue the greenback had less volume
     
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    the speaker is one of the most important things in the sound chain of an amp.
     
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    Jensen P12Q is my favorite 12" because its sensitivity is only about 94dB so I can open amp more without volume getting too loud. Blue sensitivity is 97dB so,it is bit louder but where P12Q low volume sound clear Blue needs more volume to sound as good. Blue low volume is warm but it makes sound darker but P12Q has interesting roar which has vintage vibe but it sounds modern as well and I like it best when I try to play Zeppelin, SVR etc.

    My favorite home playing 10" loudspeaker is P10R-F because its sensitivity is very low only 92,5dB and it also colors sound more on lowers power than any other of my loudspeakes and it sound very sweet but its vintage heritage can not be hided.

    I also like 10" Gold which loud sound is best I have heard including 12" but it begins to "breathe" only on guite high volume.
     
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